Fat as Stem Cell Source



 (adipose-derived stem cells)


Stem Cell Basics


The discovery of stem cells was one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Adult stem cells are

undifferentiated cells found among differentiated cells in tissues or organs. They are literally the building blocks

for all cells and tissues in the body and possess two key and unique characteristics:




Self-Renewal      allowing them to replicate and expand their population


Differentiation   the ability to grow into different types of functioning cells



The primary roles of adult stem cells in a living organism are to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.

Research on adult stem cells began about 50 years ago and it was soon discovered that there are two main types:





Hematopoetic Stem Cells (HSCs), forming all blood cells






Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), able to differentiate into multiple cell types such as bone, fat, muscle and cartilage

          HSCs                       MSCs  



“ The cryopreservation of stem cells from fat represents a new dimension
for all cosmetic surgery patients  - which I’m pleased to recommend”

                                                                         Prof Marco Gasparotti, Rome